A FEW THINGS I’VE LEARNED THIS WEEK

“Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding…” ~Proverbs 3:13

I’m always trying to learn things from everyday events. Little lessons hidden among daily events and activities. Some of the things I learn are beneficial and others are not. But as I see it … as long as I’m learning, I’m growing. So here are the things I’ve learned this week.

  • NICENESS IS IMPORTANT: Cooper came in on his second day of kindergarten this week and said, “Dad, I met the meanest teacher in the whole world today on the playground.” “Really?” I replied. “Yes, Dad, she was very, very, very mean (note the 3 verys).” “And,” he said emphatically, “There was NO niceness in her at all.” I smiled and said, “No niceness at all?” He replied, “Nope, no niceness at all, Dad.” I couldn’t help but think, “It would be terrible to be known as a person with no niceness.”
  • LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS: This is yellow squash season. Twice this week someone has secretly left squash in my pickup. Time to lock my doors.

  • “BORING CHURCH” POSTS ARE HOT TOPICS: Wow, yesterday’s post was interesting. I had a ton of hits, a bunch of great thought provoking comments and many differing opinions. I don’t know why I didn’t remember that “worship practices” are a hot, and sometimes, touchy subject. Come to think of it, the first murder ever recorded in history (Genesis 4:1-8) was over an argument dealing with “worship practices.” I definitely learned a lesson on this one.
  • CSI: I asked my wife a while back if she had ever consider divorcing me. She shook her head and said she’d never considered it, but she had thought about killing me a couple of times (I’m sure I deserved it). I’ve noticed this week she really likes CSI. Should I be worried if she starts taking notes?
  • FINALLY, SOMETIMES IT’S OKAY TO SAY, “I DON’T KNOW”: I learned this lesson from watching teenage beauty contestant Ms. South Carolina when she was asked a question she didn’t know. “I don’t know,” would have probably been a much better answer than the one she gave. I wondered if I’ve ever sounded like her trying to bluff my way through a question I didn’t know. If you haven’t see the video … (Click Here)

So, have you learned any lessons this week?

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  1. chris says:

    Trey, how do you do it??? Btw, I took a shot at you today, in jest of course.

    As far as lessons I have learned this week:

    1. No matter how strong and logical my point is I can not win an agrument with my wife.

    2. The older I get the more I look forward to summer being over and the kids going back to school.

    3. Stopping dog fights are more important than stopping abortion.

    4. I wish I was one of those people who come up with the weirdest things to sell on ebay and make a killing — dog chewed michael vick cards — why didn’t I think of that?

    Have a fun weekend.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i learned this week that no matter how many children that you see “pat a cake ” and “peek a boo” it is always funny and sooooo very precious!! God has programed us with some amazing abilities, huh?

  3. Greg says:

    Stressful week for me. Pressure to produce income but how does a funeral director convince people of my need for them to die?

    Love the “niceness” story! I learned the value of saying, “You’re right,” over the years to avoid further conflict. After all, what’s to argue if the other person is right? And often they are. I learned this lesson in the context of being a high school basketball official for 20 years. When the coach screamed at me about a call, to say, “Coach, you’re right. I probably blew that call,” quickly put an end to his / her tantrum. And I acutally got along better with coaches. Even if they were not right, I would never convince them of that fact, so I’d agree and we’d move on with the game. And they liked an official who didn’t have to be right on every call. Made me more of a human in their eyes.

  4. Shane Coffman says:

    This week God has been teaching me about my need to be more disciplined.

    The weeks to come will determine whether I really learned that lesson this week.

    I hope to learn how good my favorite football team is tomorrow afternoon…

  5. Monalea says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha, hee hee hee hee, ho ho ho ho ho! Yes I’m laughing; sweet little precious Lea has had secret thoughts of killing you. I love it and I love her too. Give her a big hug for me.

    If anyone is interested, I consider Lea the “Google of Women.” If you need to know anything, just ask her she knows; and she doesn’t have pop ups, spam or other irritating internet virus.

    Love,
    WWW aka Monalea

    P.S. Have you ever noticed that some people preach/believe that you can be forgiven for murder but not divorce????? That’s what I teach my children to kill their spouses, but don’t divorce them. HA!

  6. JoAnn says:

    Yeah, I know how Cooper feels. My 4th grade teacher was very, very, very not nice either. Here I am 40 years later and she still pops up when I think of not nice people. Tough lesson to have your baby learn so early in growing up. But I hear he comes from tough stock, and maybe by the end of the year she’ll be only one very mean 😉

    Not a ‘what I learned’ as much as what God reminded me this week was I can’t fix or change anyone. Pray for them, yes, fix or change nope.

    Oh, and Trey, I vacillate between which I enjoy most … your postings or the comments about them. Boring Church posts/reactions was awesome!

  7. Greg says:

    Another lesson learned over the years: With regard to “discussions” with one’s wife … you can be right or you can be happy! Choose wisely.

  8. DJG says:

    Thanks for the link…I had not seen the Miss South Carolina thing…and you are so right..it is better to say I don’t know than to prove how little you do know.

    I also learned the joy of unexpected kindness…

  9. NB says:

    I learned that, unfortunately, many parents raise their children in their spare time…OR they allow children to raise themselves.

    I learned that anger is fear in disguise.

  10. Matthew says:

    Good lessons my friend. I had paper ads in my car one time. Teenagers from church.

  11. Di says:

    Oh, yes, I learned something this week. Never, ever, believe a rumor that is propigated by 7th graders. I asked where a 6th period student of mine was and the whole class responded that he had cancer. Seems they just found out the evening before and he was on his way to Atlanta for treatment. One girl even said her mom worked for his mom and they had talked about it the night before. WRONG!

    The kid is fine. He had a lump on his chest and told a friend, whose father has cancer and it went from there. I never asked the girl about her mom’s conversation…..

    Di
    prodigaldaughter-di@blogspot.com

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